Autoportrait Day 270~ Cornelia Adèle Fassett

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

American painter Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett (1831-1898)

The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission, 1879 / Oil on canvas / U.S. Senate Collection, DC

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The only known self-portrait of the artist is also featured, and depicts Fassett at work, with a sketchpad in hand. Fassett portrays herself as an onlooker and recorder and, perhaps more importantly, represents herself as a professional artist.

FROM Forgotten Legacy: Judicial Portraits by Cornelia Adèle Fassett

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